Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in dry woodlands, thin soils around rock outcrops, sandhills, dry pinelands, per Weakley's Flora

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...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate & basal rosette

FLOWER:
Summer
Rays: White
Disc: White
Disc flowers bisexual & fertile/ Ray flowers pistillate & fertile
Inferior ovary
Flower heads in flat corymbs

FRUIT:
Summer
Achene

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Sericocarpus asteroides   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sericocarpus asteroides   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-47-001:
Aster paternus   FAMILY Asteraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Toothed White-topped Aster